staminodium

noun

sta·​mi·​no·​di·​um ˌstā-mə-ˈnō-dē-əm How to pronounce staminodium (audio)
ˌsta-
plural staminodia ˌstā-mə-ˈnō-dē-ə How to pronounce staminodium (audio)
ˌsta-
: an abortive or sterile stamen

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from stamin- + -odium thing resembling, from Greek -ōdēs like

First Known Use

circa 1821, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of staminodium was circa 1821

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Cite this Entry

“Staminodium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/staminodium. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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